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William DONALD

Regimental number1006
Place of birthBothwell
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationOrchardist
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W Donald, Templeton Street, Bayswater, Victoria
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For gallant condut and evotion to duty as signal officer during an attack made on Le Vergieur, north west of St. Quentin, on 18th September 1918. On hearing that an important line had been cut, he went with a runner to the scene of the trouble and repaired the line. This necessitated him going through an enemy barrage and guiding his way in unknown country in pitch black darkenss.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Family/military connectionsSister: Staff Nurse Jessie Frood DONALD, Australian Nursing Service, returned to Australia, 2 May 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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